Nejla Yatkin is available for choreographic works and residencies designed to your needs. Commissioned Dances include original works for solo. group, theatre, opera, ballet and modern dance companies, TV commercials, musicals, video clips and films as well as site specific works.

To commission a work, request a performance, or for teaching requests by Nejla Yatkin, please contact Ling Tang at or Nejla Yatkin directly at


-a solo performance or company work with costumes, full lighting, lighting designer, set designer, with a â??talk backâ? that lasts a full evening (1 1/2; hours)


- a solo or group performance with costumes and basic lighting (1/2 hour) that

encompasses one piece or excerpts from different pieces


-the presentation of excerpts from my solo repertoire or group works in conjunction with a discussion about the pieces, their inspiration and history


Teaching classes are taught in contemporary dance, modern dance, egyptian contemporary dance, improvisation, choreographic process.

Class Structure:

Nejla Yatkinâ??s class begins with a thorough warm-up focused on strengthening, lengthening, and preparing the body for an investigation of movement possibilities. With a weighted approach, we explore exercises that redirect momentum in and out of the floor and up into the air. This cultivates a sense of ease that allows for an alert dancer, conscious of the body's architecture in off-balance, explosive, and suspended three-dimensional situations. We also tackle improvisational problems often using partnered work in dialogue with set phrase work to encourage spatially aware intuitive choice-making. At the base of this class is a joy of movement captured in a final dance that is a complex play of full-bodied potential through space.